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Seneca Valley Student Struck, Killed by Car in Germantown

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GERMANTOWN, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Montgomery County police say a 15-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car while walking to school.

The collision occurred around 7 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Germantown Road and Wisteria Drive in Germantown.

Police say the girl, identified as Christina Morris-Ward, was trying to cross the northbound lanes of Germantown Road when she was struck by a car. Police say the car had a green light.

The girl is a 10th-grade student at Seneca Valley High School. She was rushed to the hospital, where she died.

The 27-year-old man driving the car that struck the girl stayed at the scene. Authorities say he was cooperative.

The fatal accident was the second in Maryland Wednesday morning as commuters returned to work following superstorm Sandy. A multi-vehicle wreck involving a tractor-trailer claimed at least one life on the outer loop of the beltway in College Park.

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